Category: Michael Goings’ Columns

The personal reflections and commentary of Bishop Michael Goings, a well-known pastor and author, on local, state, national, and international issues

My Most Memorable Christmas

I am pretty certain that most of us who embrace the belief and practice of celebrating Christmas have in our memory bank some of our most unforgettable Christmases.

Do Not Let The Grinches And Scrooges Steal Christmas

As we are nearing closer and closer to the actual day of Christmas, I want to encourage everyone who will read my article today to please be very careful and vigilant to not allow the Grinches and the Scrooges of this world to steal your Christmas.

The Diminishing Respect For Thanksgiving In America

I want to address an alarming issue that has been taking place for quite a few decades. It is something that has steadily grown in both scope and significance in our culture, so much so that the overwhelming majority of Americans have been unknowingly lured into it.

How Can We Stop The Violence And Killing?

I was awakened at about 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, by a knock at my door from a deputy who works for the Dillon County Sheriff’s Department.

Conflicting Characters In A Corrupt Culture

Both the title, as well as the Shakespearian quote that followed are the inspiration for my column today. In a true sense, all the world is a stage and each of us are character actors in this ever-unfolding drama.

The Positive Effects Of COVID-19

0 Is it possible for something as deadly, detrimental, and debilitating as the COVID-19 pandemic to have a positive effect or silver lining? Can it be that something good and constructive can come out of the evil and grief that has been inflicted globally upon mankind by this killer disease that has claimed the lives…

Four Strangers In The Night

In my column today, I am going to attempt something that I seldom do.

The Sunday Before 9/11

The story that I am going to share with you about my personal involvement with the historical and unprecedented events that took place on September 11, 2001, may be hard for some to believe.

Where Do My Ideas And Inspiration To Write Originate?

I have often been asked by people and those who work in concert with me in putting my articles, pamphlets, books, and other literary material together where do I get the ideas from to write and compile so many compositions continually.

People Who Got Caught Red-Handed

Every so often, I feel it necessary to change the course or the routine way in how I present issues and stories in my weekly column.